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Humour and Irony in Dutch Post-War Fiction Film (Hardcover) (Peter Verstraten)

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Dutch cinema, when discussed, is typically treated only in terms of pre-war films or documentaries, leaving post-war fictional film largely understudied. At the same time, a “Hollandse school,” a term first coined in the 1980s, has developed through deadpan, ironic films like those of director and actor Alex van Warmerdam. Using seminal theories on humor and comedy, this book explores a number of Dutch films using the notion of categories, such as low-class comedies, neurotic romances, deliberate camp, and grotesque satire. With its original approach, this study makes surprising connections between Dutch films from various decades.
Number of Pages: 41016
Genre: Art
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Framing Film
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Peter Verstraten
Language: English
Street Date: April 15, 2016
TCIN: 51125654
UPC: 9789089649430
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-5645
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